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Lyndsey sherratt
Posts: 10
Bradford, England, United Kingdom


hey
Just something im doing at uni and i need some advice from makeup artist/photographers who are all already in this area of the industry. Is there a difference between high fashion makeup and editorial ? what is a commercial makeup artist is there a difference between them?

your input would really help even if its just a small sentence

thanks in advance
Oct 30 12 06:56 am  Link  Quote 
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BMR-MUA
Posts: 548
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Lyndsey sherratt wrote:
hey
Just something im doing at uni and i need some advice from makeup artist/photographers who are all already in this area of the industry. Is there a difference between high fashion makeup and editorial ? what is a commercial makeup artist is there a difference between them?

your input would really help even if its just a small sentence

thanks in advance

The terms fashion, editorial and commercial have different meaning to models and photographers. Fashion makeup (as applied to a fashion model) is makeup which enhances the fashions being modeled. This is different from beauty makeup which enhances the model's features. I haven't heard the terms editorial and commercial used in reference to a specific type/style of makeup. For definitions of common terms see Misunderstood/misused words and phrases.

Some of the more common terms used to describe makeup are: beauty, fashion, special effects, prosthetics, character, theater.

I am puzzled by your question since in your profile you state:

I am currently in my second year at Bradford collage studying and widening my skills for a foundation degree in makeup artistry and special effects makeup and soon to be moving on to my third year to get a degree in fashion and editorial makeup.

If Bradford College offers the courses you've referenced you should ask them.

Oct 30 12 08:59 am  Link  Quote 
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Lyndsey sherratt
Posts: 10
Bradford, England, United Kingdom


I need some different research that ain't from google for some work im doing a uni so thought I would ask different people in the industry to gain some extra marks x
Oct 30 12 11:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Dianna Quagenti
Posts: 377
Boston, Massachusetts, US


It depends on if you mean using the terms to describe a makeup 'style' or to describe a gig an artist might be doing?

In general, when referring to the makeup style only, the terms intersect.  'High fashion' and 'editorial' are usually the same reference.  Neither are a specific look, think about how different the makeup might be in a typical Burberry ad versus how it typically is on the runway at a Galliano Show.  In terms of the actual work/jobs... fashion could mean anything in the fashion industry (could be a fashion editorial, fashion ad, fashion show, etc.) while editorial refers to editorials in magazines (could be a fashion editorial, could be a lifestyle editorial, etc.).

"Commercial" refers to your more mainstream advertising type stuff.. think of a Colegate Ad, a pharmaceutical ad, etc.  Generally, a more natural look but it always depends on the gig.

Terms are loosely defined, so, always ask questions if people are using those terms to communicate a look.

HTH!
Oct 30 12 11:34 am  Link  Quote 
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BMR-MUA
Posts: 548
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Lyndsey sherratt wrote:
I need some different research that ain't from google for some work im doing a uni so thought I would ask different people in the industry to gain some extra marks x

You state in your profile that you're in the second year of your studies at Bradford College in England. You are asking others in this forum to help you. If you want useful answers to your questions then use proper spelling, punctuation and syntax in your posts. What you've written is very difficult to read.

Oct 30 12 12:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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